“As a teacher, I’ve always been passionate about offering my students more than a physicality-based curriculum. To help them connect their personal vision to their art, while providing high-level training and personal coaching. I wasn’t always able to offer this within the structure of conventional dance classes, and so MAREA was born. A platform dedicated to empowering young dancers to unleash their creativity, find their inner voice, and develop their individuality. With the goal to give them opportunities to pursue their ambitions and figure out what they want to do with their art, while being supported and inspired by their peers.
As a community we strongly believe in the value of embracing our shared humanity, because we know that our strength comes not from hiding our imperfections, but from acknowledging and embracing them. We believe that growth is a continuous process, and that mistakes are opportunities to learn and improve.
At MAREA, we take pride in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone who comes our way. Our team is dedicated to promoting equality and celebrating our differences because we recognise that it is these unique perspectives that enrich our community and we invite you to join us in our mission to grow together.”
“I’ve always had a passion for dancing and choreographing, and I would love to pursue this and be able to dance for the rest of my life! I’ve learned a LOT at MAREA and I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve had thanks to the company!”
-Cloud Hendriks Company Member
“I am extremely happy to have found MAREA as a place to develop my technical skills. It is not easy to find a program with this intensity and personal mentorship.
Also, the opportunity to have classes with several guest teachers, on the side of a consistent training, is a dream. Besides this professional perspective, MAREA is where I found a community with whom I can relate. It is a place for those who enjoy dancing as a way of connecting – both with your own self and with others. It is the place where I celebrate how good being alive can be.”
“Through this program I got to know my dance identity. The dancer that I am today is all thanks to MAREA.
To me MAREA is more than just a program, it’s a home, where I feel safe and loved as a dancer and as person.”